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Peer Review Evaluation (PRE) and HighWire Press partner to increase transparency for peer review

(12 June 2017, Los Gatos, Calif.) HighWire Press announces a partnership with Peer Review Evaluation (PRE) to offer turn-key integration of PRE, a transparency service from AAAS that improves the visibility of the peer review process. To mark this partnership and help publishers illustrate the integrity of their peer review process, PRE will cover any […]

June 14, 2017 - 1:50 pm

Eugene Garfield Award for Innovation in Citation Analysis

(13 June 2017) The founding father in automated indexing and retrieval of information, Dr. Eugene Garfield pioneered the practice of citation analysis and infometrics, developing numerous citation databases that changed how scientists find and assess scholarly literature. To honor his legacy, Clarivate Analytics has established the Eugene Garfield Award for Innovation in Citation Analysis. The […]

June 13, 2017 - 7:32 am

Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! 2018 Comes Early to QS World University Rankings®

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) takes over number one spot in Asia Massachusetts Institute of Technology remains number one in the world (12 June 2017) Not only are institutions competing but the rankers now seem to be in a race to be the first one out with the new “annual” rankings.  Last year, QS and THE […]

June 12, 2017 - 7:54 pm

China uses space technologies to protect ancient books

(10 June 2017) China is repurposing breakthroughs in space technology to help safeguard the nation’s literary heritage after researchers developed special safes with astronautical characteristics to protect ancient books, the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT) has announced. The space launch vehicle manufacturer has also signed an agreement with the National Library of China […]

June 10, 2017 - 7:55 pm

Asia OA

(10 June 2017) Asia OA is a special forum hosted by COAR in which members of the Asian open access community can share information, meet each other and build relationships. It has a mailing list and organizes meetings to facilitate greater exchange beyond national boundaries. This community is dedicated to people working in the academic […]

June 10, 2017 - 4:40 pm

SMU Libraries hiring Senior Manager, Library Technology and Innovation

(9 June 2017) This position is responsible for ensuring that library’s technology applications are robust, reliable and supports SMU Libraries’ vision for excellent customer service. The position holder is expected to manage and lead scoping, researching, trialing and advising new and emerging technologies to achieve SMU’s teaching, learning and research goals. The position reports to the […]

June 10, 2017 - 4:27 pm

Asia Open Access Regional Survey

COAR has published a new report, Asia Open Access Regional Survey (9 June 2017) The report presents the results of a survey of open access activities in Asia undertaken in early 2017. The continent of Asia is rapidly increasing in prominence on the world stage, both in terms of R&D as well as scientific production. […]

June 10, 2017 - 4:15 pm

Expanding library impact through open access digitization

(8 June 2017) Located in central Singapore, just minutes away from the city’s main shopping district, sits the first and only tropical botanic garden listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Established at its present site in 1859, the Singapore Botanic Gardens (SBG) covers 82 hectares and is home to thousands of plant species. Since […]

June 10, 2017 - 4:05 pm

NLB withdraws Malay language books on religion that was deemed controversial

(9 June 2017, Singapore) The National Library Board (NLB) said it will review its vetting process for potentially sensitive materials, after it withdrew a series of Malay language books on religion that was deemed controversial. All titles under the series called Agama, Tamadun Dan Arkeologi (Religion, Civilisation and Archeology) have been withdrawn with immediate effect, […]

June 9, 2017 - 8:29 pm

Hang Seng Management College hiring Associate Librarian

(9 June 2017) Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong is hiring an Associate Librarian. Responsibilities include: Provide leadership in the development of strategic planning and formulation of policies for the library user-centered services; Develop and implement innovative approaches for effective scholarly communication, instruction activities, reference and access services; Evaluate and develop library outreach and public services […]

June 9, 2017 - 8:21 pm

Librarian / Senior Librarian (Learning Services) Singapore Institute of Technology

(7 June 2017) Reporting to the University Librarian, this position is responsible for providing services related to User Education, Reference and Circulation Services. The successful candidate will also be involved in the marketing and promotion of library services. LAS has the job description.

June 8, 2017 - 4:25 pm

Senior Librarian/Librarian, Information Resources, Singapore University of Social Sciences

(8 June 2017) Singapore University of Social Sciences’ Digital Library Services seeks an enthusiastic and skilled individual to provide leadership and expertise in the acquisition and management of information resources. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with staff to deliver timely access to resources and services that support the learning, teaching and research activities of […]

June 8, 2017 - 4:18 pm

Manager, Library Technology, Singapore University of Social Sciences

(8 June 2017) Singapore University of Social Sciences’ Digital Library Services seeks an enthusiastic and innovative individual to provide technical and project leadership in the development, enhancement and maintenance of their library systems environment, including the interoperability between library systems platform and other campus systems. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with staff and cross-department […]

June 8, 2017 - 4:14 pm

The National Diet Library conducted research on the super-aged society and libraries

(7 June 2017)  The National Diet Library has published a report of its research on the super-aged society and libraries. This research comprises case studies through bibliographic survey and field work focusing on the library services for the older people provided at the three public libraries, as well as interviews with 20 older people including […]

June 8, 2017 - 4:08 pm

Call for Hosting International Congress of Medical Librarianship (ICML) 2021

(7 June 2017) The IFLA Health and Biosciences Libraries Section (HBS) invites expressions of interest to host the 13th International Congress on Medical Librarianship (ICML) in 2021.  The ICML takes place in a city selected through a competitive process. The Congress normally attracts 500+ attendees from around the world. The host organisation will be responsible […]

June 8, 2017 - 2:17 pm